All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cisco’

The Cisco ONE SDN Controller

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Cisco announced the ONE controller at Cisco Live last summer. The ONE has been in Beta for a few months now. There is still plenty of fragmentation around what SDN is and what it should solve. One generally accepted concept is the way we operate networks today, is showing signs of age. The announcement of OpenDaylight this week, pretty much …

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SDN Dominates NFD#5

Network Field Day 5

SDN was the soup dajoure at Networking Field Day #5 and rightfully so. My friends are not only talented bloggers, but also some of the best architects, engineers and operators in the networking field. The networking industry has gone without significant innovation since at least MPLS and arguably Ethernet. Our network architectures are snapshots of the cold war. Every device …

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The Good and Bad of Wireless

The Good and Bad of Wireless :A while back, I posted some numbers on campus 802.11 growth. Wether cellular or 802.11, the numbers are big. The numbers show in the 802.11 campus which reflects smart phones, tablets, laptops and soon to be glasses and watches painted all over people. In networking, customer growth typically linearly correlates into the need for …

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More Vendors Define Their SDN Strategy

Vendor Confusion

It was a busy week in SDN. Some pretty significant revelations gave us good directional indications for SDN in 2013. Most significantly is SDN is getting enough traction to drive significant investment and tough decisions to be made by the networking incumbents. As more vendors define their SDN strategy, we will see an increasing amount of commercial products, rather than …

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More Details About The Cisco ONE Controller Announced

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Cisco has begun further unveiling more details about the Cisco ONE controller, currently in early beta. The announcement, specifies new SDN applications and hardware support for a select few existing products and new ones like the Catalyst 3850. Also recently announced, is the new Nexus 6000 switching product, along with a NAM module for the Nexus 7000. The Nexus 6000 is 96-ports …

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Cisco acquisition of Cariden

Network Software

isco announced today the intended acquisition of Cariden, a network management software company. Cisco will purchase the self-funded Cariden for $141 million. This deal is on the heels of two other Cisco acquisitions. The purchase of the WiFi company Meraki for $1.2 billion and the cloud software company Cloupia for $125 million. Cariden has built it’s business from developing network management software targeting service …

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Revisiting the vCider SDN Solution Prior to Cisco Acquisition

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Revisiting the vCider SDN Solution Prior to Cisco Acquisition : I never really got a chance to know what vCider brought to the menu of network industry disruption  prior to their recent acquisition by Cisco. Matt Nabors @itsjustrouting and I were talking about vCider the other day and I realized I never knew much about them other than some general concepts and went …

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Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Growth (Part 3)

Enterprise Wireless

In part 1 of the three parter we looked at the ability to manage 802.11 wireless networks and the benefits of analytics that is provided out of the box. In part 2 we compared traffic rates (unscientifically) between an average wireless controller distribution and wired distribution. In the conclusion we will look at the growth of three points over two years. …

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